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Application Data Directory Lost

Apparently when I was last in Toad for Oracle, I changed the location of this file (Application Data Directory) to a directory within which I do not have full read/write… inadvertently.

Now Toad will not start, stating it cannot read this file. Is there a key value for this setting within the registry? I find TOAD under current_user > software > Dell, but the only keys listed here are for Edition, License, Package Product and Version…

I searched for appdata without finding the location, and searched for the first portion of the directory location without finding any mention in the registry.

Can you tell me where within the registry it would be located ?

Or should I uninstall and re-install Toad for Oracle? Or is there an alternative solution? Toad version 12.10.

The error message on starting toad reads:

"Toad cannot update its client files. Please make sure you have full read and write access to Directory to which I changed the location…

Details: Cannot copy file “SDFConverter.exe to Directory…”

Thank you for any help…

There’s a file called SettingsLocations.ini that you can edit with notepad which should fix the problem.

For me, this file is located at in C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Dell\Toad for Oracle.

Find the entry in that file for 12.10 (there could be multiple Toad versions listed in there)

For me, it looks like this:

[TOAD 12.10]
AppData=C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Dell\Toad for Oracle\12.10
Path=C:\Work\Installed Toads\Toad for Oracle 12.10
Version=12.10.0.30
Edition=Toad DBA Suite for Oracle - Exadata Edition

Then you can change the AppData path to whatever it needs to be. Save and close. Next time you start Toad, it will create the folder if needed and create the user files folder within.

That worked in a quick test for me, but if it doesn’t work for you, then a reinstall should take care of it.

Thank you !!

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Subject: RE: [Toad for Oracle - Discussion Forum] Application Data Directory Lost

RE: Application Data Directory Lost

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There’s a file called SettingsLocations.ini that you can edit with notepad which should fix the problem.

For me, this file is located at in C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Dell\Toad for Oracle.

Find the entry in that file for 12.10 (there could be multiple Toad versions listed in there)

For me, it looks like this:

[TOAD 12.10]

AppData=C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Dell\Toad for Oracle\12.10\

Path=C:\Work\Installed Toads\Toad for Oracle 12.10\

Version=12.10.0.30

Edition=Toad DBA Suite for Oracle - Exadata Edition

Then you can change the AppData path to whatever it needs to be. Save and close. Next time you start Toad, it will create the folder if needed and create the user files folder within.

That worked in a quick test for me, but if it doesn’t work for you, then a reinstall should take care of it.

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Thank you again!!